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The world’s first authentic English reproduction of the original Panther-Fibel (1944). The Tank Museum has worked with German speaking experts to accurately translate the wartime Panther handbook into English, and crowdfunded the book's publication.

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Panther-Fibel (1944) - A New and Authentic English Language Reproduction

The Tank Museum has faithfully and meticulously translated the wartime Panther tank handbook.

Based on the original document housed in our Archive, this self-published title will feature English text carefully set over the German, retaining the rhyming verses and intended wit of the authors.

It includes inserts from the original book and a new foreword by Curator David Willey.

This edition will be close to the original size (12.5cm x17.8cm – ideal for tankies’ pockets) and on identical paper for an authentic feel.

Panther-Fibel was created as an engaging and easy to understand handbook to break the tradition of heavy-going technical manuals.

Such sophisticated machines required considerable knowledge to keep them in action, so commanders sought to snag the interest of young tank crews with these light-hearted, well-illustrated handbooks.

 

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            K.L.
            Awesome piece of history

            What another great piece of history that I can add to my collection.

            J
            J.L.
            Tank operating manual

            What struck me most were the cartoons and the very simple rhyme type descriptions - the crews were very young by that time.

            The desperation of the Third Reich is palpable. Quite sad really for those boys. One can feel for them. Almost certain death within days or weeks at most.
            Thank you

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            A.W.
            Exactly as described

            Very well done. High quality and really interesting. Very pleased.

            J
            J.
            Very interesting, specialised book

            An interesting insight to the German thinking of how to communicate outside of traditional training.
            The translation seems to maintain the original intent with the rhyme and phrasing - an unusual and specialised publication.

            J
            J.M.
            First Class!

            Many congratulations to all the production team.

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